Parks & Recreation

Snowmobile Trails

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Trails Supported by:
Duluth Drift Toppers
Hermantown Night Riders
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources






Check our online trails map for more details on trail locations

To make the trail experience enjoyable for all users, here are some trail etiquette suggestions:

  • Have fun and share the trail!
    • Show courtesy to other trail users. A smile, a nod and a “hello” goes a long way.
    • Don’t block the trail. Move to the side of the trail when taking a break.
    • Use the right side of the trail except when otherwise designated. Pass carefully on the left, and give an audible warning when you’re about to pass.
    • Always use safe speeds.
    • Respect wildlife.
  • Travel on open trails only. Respect all trail and road closures and don’t trespass on private land.
    • Stay off wet and muddy trails. Do not leave footprints or tire ruts.
    • Use low tire pressure (as low as 2-4psi) during soft snow conditions.
    • Stay off freshly groomed trails during the winter until they set up or harden.
    • Don’t "post hole" or leave tire ruts.
    • Stay on existing trails. Don’t cut switchbacks and avoid walking on the sides of trails which negatively impacts vegetation along the trail and causes trail widening and braiding.
  • Leave no trace.
    • Be a responsible dog owner. Dogs must be on leashes except in designated dog parks. Please clean up after your pets.
    • Don’t allow your dog to trip or jump on other trail users.
    • Pack it in, pack it out. Always pick up your (and others) trash. Don’t litter.
    • No campfires.
    • Leave what you find: rocks, plants, and other natural objects as you find them.
  • Plan ahead and prepare.
    • Know your route.
    • Check trail conditions and closures before you head out.
    • Bring appropriate gear and attire for the weather and duration of your outing.
    • Let someone know where you are going and when you plan to return.
  • Get involved!
    • Many of Duluth’s trails are cared for by nonprofit partner groups and volunteers.
    • Head to the Trail Partners page to find ways to volunteer and donate what you can.